They Were The Perfect Family. . .
For twenty years, Ken and Kristine Fitzhugh and their two sons had lived lives of comfortable middle-class normality in the university town of Palo Alto, California. Then came the shocking news that Kristine Fitzhugh was dead, the victim of a terrible accident... By the time the Palo Alto Police Department looked closer at the death of Kristine Fitzhugh, there could be only one conclusion. Someone had murdered Kristine in her own home, inflicting a series of horrific blows to the back of her head, and then cleaned up the mess to make it look like an accident. Who would do such a thing? Protesting his innocence, Kenneth Fitzhugh was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife. And as the case progressed, one by one, the hidden secrets of the Fitzhugh family came spilling out. . .
Blood Will Tell is the shocking true story of a seemingly happy family and the deadly secrets that led to murder.
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About the Author
Carlton Smith was an award-winning journalist for The Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times in the 1970s and 1980s. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1988, he now works full-time as a true crime author. He lives in San Francisco.
Carlton Smith wrote the New York Times bestselling The Search for the Green River Killer. An award-winning journalist for The Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times during the 1970s and 1980s, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1988. His books include Mind Games, Cold Blooded, The Prom Night Murders, Cold as Ice and In the Arms of Evil. There are more than two million copies of his books in print.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a true-crime devotee, I count Carlton Smith among my favorite writers in the genre. This particular volume is not among his best works, but it's still worth reading. Why? Because of the astonishing arrogance, insensitivity and recklessness of its criminal protagonist, Ken Fitzhugh. Smith's portrait is riveting and unsparing. Still, the author gets bogged down in trial testimony. If I'd been one of the jurors, I'd have slumbered off, quite candidly. Also, my NOOK-book version, at least, left out the jury's final declaration (second-degree murder, I discovered elsewhere on the 'Net) and the judge's all-important sentencing. Ouch! This too. . . I only learned online that Fitzhugh was granted "compassionate parole" in 2012, due to a terminal illness, and died later that year. A completely fitting coda to this sordid tale? Oh, yes! But it was completely absent from this e-book. Ouch again!
Well written, Ken thought he could out smart everyone.....he got what he deserves.....Bn